Call Newspapers Halloween Guide 2018

Happy Halloween!

Check out some fun fall events in our Halloween Guide below.

First, a fun fact: Did you know the most popular Halloween candy in Missouri is Milky Way? Missourians consumed 46,001 pounds of the candy bars in the last 11 years, according to data from a candy website. Dubble Bubble Gum came in second with 32,000 pounds and Almond Joy was third with 24,476 pounds.

In contrast, Illinois consumed 169,089 pounds of Kit Kats, along with 137,257 pounds of Sour Patch Kids and 91,494 pounds of Snickers.

Happy Halloween indeed!

And if you’re looking to get scared this year, FrightFind.com lists the top haunted house in Missouri this year as Phobius in Truesdale, Missouri, offering 30 acres of terror an hour away from south county in Warren County.

Runner-ups include The Darkness in Soulard, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and Creepyworld in Fenton, along with The Beast in Kansas City and Dead Factory in Mexico.

Below you’ll find a number of Halloween-related events you can attend this year. Click here for the full guide.

Friday, Oct. 12:
Snap Apple Night at the Campbell House Museum
What: Annual happy hour party with music, drinks, and food at the Campbell House Museum during this old Scots-Irish tradition celebrating Halloween.
When: Friday, October 12 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Campbell House Museum, 1508 Locust Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Admission: Free and open to the public
Contact: (314) 421-0325

Saturday, Oct. 13, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. –
PumpkinFest in historic downtown Waterloo, Illinois outside the Monroe County Courthouse Square, 100 S. Main St., 62289.
This year’s eighth annual festival will feature more than 100 vendors. Read more here.

Oct. 19 and 20: Spirits of Sappington House come alive!
Read more here.
$7 for adults, $1 for children 11 and under.
The spirits long dead from the Historic Sappington House in Crestwood were first revealed in the house’s windows last weekend, but the haunting continues with special events Oct. 19 and 20.
The specters can be seen in the windows again Oct. 12, 13 and 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
But the main event happens Oct. 19 and 20, when visitors are welcomed inside to see and hear the Spirits, costumed ghosts returned from the dead, telling their stories, sometimes whimsical, sometimes dramatic, during an illuminating museum tour. Experience Father Dickson Cemetery by lantern light.
Gather around bonfires and enjoy cider, s’mores and an appearance by the macabre 18th century surgeon, Dr. John Murphy, demonstrating authentic colonial medical practices with rusty hacksaws, bloodletting leeches, brews and potions.

Thursday, Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Monster Madness – Cliff Cave Branch, St. Louis County Library
5430 Telegraph Road, 63129
Cliff Cave Branch Meeting Room (CC)
Stomp and roar to stories and songs about your favorite monsters. Ages 3-6. Registration required.

Oct. 19 through 21.
The Magic House, 516 S. Kirkwood Road, 63122, presents the Not-So-Haunted House.
Friday hours: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday hours: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Free with $12 museum admission. Children under 1 are free.
Children are invited to dress in their most “boo-tiful” Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick or treating and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters at this candy-free celebration.
Note: While the “Not-So-Haunted House” may not be scary, it will still make your hair stand up… at the Electrostatic Generator.

Friday, Oct. 19 –
Sunset Hills Halloween Event – Watson Trail Park
5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
12450 W. Watson Road 63127
Get a jumpstart on the fun and dress that little goblin or princess up and come
on out for this family friendly event full of activities for all.

Friday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m.
Stranger Things Party – Cliff Cave Branch, St. Louis County Library
5430 Telegraph Road, 63129
Welcome to the Upside Down. Enjoy snacks and crafts based on the show, test your knowledge with trivia and dress as your favorite character to enter the costume contest.
Ages 12-17. Registration required. More info.

Saturday, Oct. 20 – Fall Harvest Fest at Jefferson Barracks Park
Fall is in the air with crisp cool nights and crackling bonfires. Celebrate the season at the Fall Harvest Fest. In store for you is a fun filled evening with live music, bonfires to warm by, food trucks with a variety of good eats and drinks for purchase. Kettle corn popped hot on the spot and continuous hayrides move around the park. Parking is in the lot at the new Lemay Pavilion (305 Gregg Rd.) with a short walk to the open cantonment field. Tickets are $10 per person (everyone must have a ticket for the event). Purchase tickets in advance on the web at reservestlouis.usedirect.com/StLouisWeb or call 314-615-8822. Dress warm as October can be chilly. A lawn chair is suggested. No coolers please.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m.
Owl Prowl
345 North Road W., 63125
Jefferson Barracks Park

Sunday, Oct. 21 , 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. 
Howl-o-Ween – Sunset Hills Kitun Park
Kitun Dog Park, 12343 Eddie & Park Road.
Free event. Trick or treat with your furry friends. Bring your dog in costume. No registration required.

Wednesday, Oct. 24 –
Sunset Hills Halloween Decorating Contest
Prizes will be awarded for the scariest, best overall theme and most creative exterior of your house. Register by calling the Sunset Hills Community Center at 314-842-7265 by Tuesday, Oct. 23. Houses will be judged Oct. 24 from 7 to 9 p.m. Winners will be contacted by phone.

Thursday, Oct. 25, 10:30 a.m.
Special Story Time: Halloween – Oak Bend Branch, St. Louis County Library
842 S. Holmes Ave., 63122
Join us for Halloween stories, songs and a parade around the library. Costumes are encouraged.
Ages 3-6. More info.

Thursday, Oct. 25 – 6 p.m. 
Mehlville Lions Club Trunk or Treat, serving free treats!
Southminster Presbyterian Church, 10126 E. Watson Road

Thursday, Oct. 25 through Sunday, Oct. 28 –
The St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave., gets spooky with Science Spooktacular, its annual free Halloween event.
This year, the fun will last four nights.
Activities include special effects in the haunted lab, amazing science demonstrations, prop making in Makerspace, spooky outdoor trail in Grow and ghostbusting tractor rides. New in 2018, there will be Halloween-themed movies in the Omnimax Theater. Thursday – It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Friday – Halloweentown
Saturday – Hocus Pocus
Sunday – The Nightmare Before Christmas

Friday, Oct. 26, 4 to 8 p.m.
Hot Rod Trick or Treat at Fairway Automotive, 8750 Watson Road, Crestwood
Fundraiser to benefit the Jefferson Barracks Food Pantry
Pre-registration $20 a vehicle, must pre-register
Payment: Paypal.me/FairwayAutomotive or call 314-236-9900
Prizes for best costume and best decorated vehicle
Water bottle donations accepted Oct. 1 through Oct. 26 to benefit military families with the Jefferson Barracks Food Pantry

Friday, Oct. 26 – 6 p.m.
Mehlville Lions Club Trunk or Treat, serving free treats!
St. Johns E.V.U.C.C., 11333 St. Johns Church Road

Friday, Oct. 26 through Sunday, Oct. 28 –
The Magic House, 516 S. Kirkwood Road, presents the Not-So-Haunted House.
Friday hours: 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday hours: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Free with $12 museum admission. Children under 1 are free.
Children are invited to dress in their most “boo-tiful” Halloween costumes and have a ghoulishly good time trick or treating and getting autographs from their favorite storybook characters at this candy-free celebration.
Note: While the “Not-So-Haunted House” may not be scary, it will still make your hair stand up… at the Electrostatic Generator.

Saturday, October 27, 10-11 a.m.
Halloween Storytelling and Crafts
305 Gregg Road, 6312
The Pavilion at Lemay

Saturday, October 27, 2 p.m.
Boo Blast – Cliff Cave Branch, St. Louis County Library
5430 Telelgraph Road, 63129
It’s time to party! Come dressed in your Halloween costume and have a not-so-scary time with stories, music, crafts and games.
Ages 3-10. Registration required. More info.

Saturday, October 27, 6-9 p.m.
Ghost Stories at Jefferson Barracks
345 North Road W., 63125
Jefferson Barracks Park

Pumpkin Carving at Suson
Sunday, October 28, 1-3 p.m.
6073 Wells Road, 63128
Suson Park

Sunday, October 28, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Halloween Skate
6050 Wells Road, 63128
Kennedy Recreation Complex

Tuesday, October 30, 5:00 p.m.
Boo Bash – Oak Bend Branch, St. Louis County Library
842 Holmes Ave., 63122
Drop in for some spooky fun with Halloween activities and trick-or-treating. Costumes are encouraged!
Ages 10 and under. More info.

Oct. 31: Halloween

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2 p.m.
Halloween Movie Matinee: “Hocus Pocus” – Grant’s View Branch, St. Louis County Library
9700 Musick Ave., 63123
MPAA rating: PG. Running time: 96 min. Popcorn and light refreshments provided.
Adults.More info.

Friday, Nov. 2 – 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 3 – 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Mary Shelley by Susan Marie Frontczak at the Ulysses S. Grant Historic Site
7400 Grant Road, 63123
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Frankenstein,” a novel that was popular in both Britain and America. English writer Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851) may be best known as its author, but there is much more to be learned about her, both personally and psychologically. Relive the author’s process of creation. Susan Marie Frontczak will show how Mary painted many facets of her own personal experiences with a vivid imagination to build this original and enduring work of science fiction. Free reservations required. Call 314-842-1867 ext. 230.

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